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JEFFREY GITOMER: How’s your networking working? Better if you follow the rules

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

I went to a networking meeting last week hosted by a formal networking organization called Business Network International. Many of you know this group. They have meetings all over the world. This particular chapter meeting was in New York City, and is populated by sophisticated business people who are on fire. NOTE WELL: NYC business […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Africa, Barack Obama, Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi

No one wants to suggest their neighbors here in Mississippi are guilty of overreacting to the Ebola scare, after all, it doesn’t hurt anyone to be cautious. No one wants to suggest their neighbors might seem even the slightest bit racist in their reaction to the Ebola crisis, not in our current age of super […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image

by Jack Weatherly A Harvard professor said long ago: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”That was pretty profound, still is.Here’s something else pretty profound. Mississippi State is No. 1 and Ole Miss is No. 3 in college football. State has never been in that position. Ole Miss has been at the top of the heap a […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: What investment in your business are you REALLY making?

”Return on Investment” (ROI) in business is predicated on the ability of the company to deliver as promised in product, profit, and its accompanying service. It’s amazing to me that everyone measures ROI to the penny, and no one measures ROS (return on service) at all. Most companies are too busy pissing their money away […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — The five most common grammar errors that aren’t in the digital age

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Deane Smith & Partners, Mississippi, NEWS

If you spend anytime in PR, you will encounter the self-proclaimed “Grammar Nazi” who wears the dreaded red Sharpie around his/her neck like a nerdy Flavor Flav. I should know, I’m one of those folks! And despite the mind-numbing changes by the AP Stylebook that sometimes don’t need to be made, it is important to […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Once again enjoy the company of the residents of Mitford

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: BookBiz, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Welcome back to Mitford. The many fans of Jan Karon’s popular series will enjoy this tenth book about Father Tim and the colorful inhabitants of Mitford, North Carolina. Karon is back with an update of the now-retired Father Tim Kavanagh, his wife Cynthia, Dooley, Lace and all the other inhabitants we’ve come to know and […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

Great businesses are built around knowing what the customer wants, understanding what your company does best, and delivering exceptional value. This is much easier said than done.  Hall of Fame quarterback turned business mogul Roger Staubach once said, “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” It takes great intentionality and skilled execution to […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Raising the walls: Habitat’s latest build (and homeowner)

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi, NEWS

C arolyn Madlock, 37, and her son Jimmy, 11, are excited about the prospects of moving into their own home soon, thanks to the folks at Habitat for Humanity / Mississippi Capital Area. We talked with Carolyn recently about her new home, and how the process works. She has worked for St. Dominic’s since she […] [...]

JOHN SCOTT: Carpe Diem — It’s time

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi, NEWS

Seize the day! Carpe diem in Latin. That is what Mississippi’s two SEC schools have done thus far this football season, and it is a terrific story! Regardless of whether you supportState or Ole Miss, it is hard not to be proud of each. Both schools have put on outstanding performances, and both have been […] [...]

Teach your child sound economic principles

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, COLUMNS, Millsaps, Mississippi, NEWS

Luckily, there are usually second chances in life. As the leader of the Mississippi Council of Economic Education, I am often asked “what is the most important thing a parent can do as it relates to financial literacy and their children?” My standard response is that you need to teach them the habit of saving […] [...]

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